2023 Black Power Rangers Comedy Tour

After a successful 4-city tour in 2022, which received both local and national press coverage, the Black Power Rangers Comedy Tour is back by popular demand. The Black Power Rangers are a group of sharp, insightful, Black comedians from the South. Come laugh as they effortlessly weave social commentary with pop culture for a uniquely hilarious show. Featuring stand-up from Wills Maxwell Jr. (Wilmington, NC), Brandi Roberts (Raleigh, NC), Jarrod Fortune (New York, NY), Cordero Wilson (New York, NY), Matt White (Raleigh, NC), and Jordan Centry (Charlotte, NC). This is a show you can’t miss.

The 2023 tour will travel to 10 cities in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C. Stay tuned for more details.

Meet the Comedians

Wills Maxwell Jr. – Wills Maxwell, Jr. started doing stand-up comedy when he was in 4th grade. His teacher didn’t appreciate him interrupting the class and his parents didn’t appreciate him getting in trouble. Due to the lack of appreciation, Wills retired from the business and started doing stand-up comedy again after he left high school. Since resuming his comedy career, Wills has won Port City’s Top Comic (Wilmington, NC), was a regional finalist in StandUp NBC, and a finalist at Ultimate Comic Challenge (Greensboro, NC). He also wrote and performed his on-air comedy news segment “What Did We Miss?” on Wilmington TV station WWAY News every Thursday morning for 5 years, totaling over 180 episodes. Wills has performed at the Cola Comedy Convention, the North Carolina Comedy Festival, the Oak City Comedy Festival and the Cape Fear Comedy Festival.  Wills hosted Wilmington’s late-night talk show “Late Fear with Wills Maxwell” for three years. He has also opened for several comedians including Ramy Youssef, Roy Wood Jr., Tim Meadows, and Jim Gaffigan.

Brandi Roberts – Brandi Roberts is a rising comedic talent based in Raleigh, NC and has been active on the comedy scene since 2016-2017. She is a regular at the historic Goodnight’s comedy club. She has performed at the Oak City comedy festival (Raleigh, NC), The North Carolina comedy festival (Greensboro, NC), and the 1865 festival (Atlanta, GA). She has opened for Yamaneika Saunders, Katie Hughes, Ali Siddiq, The Plastic Cup Boyz, amongst many others. Brandi uses humor to bring people together. She is witty, raw, and charismatic.

Jarrod FortuneJarrod Fortune is a NYC based comedian hailing from North Carolina. He’s the coproducer of Wait On It comedy, and he cohosts the Big Big East Podcast. He has performed at clubs and festivals across the country.

Cordero WilsonCordero Wilson is a NYC based comedian who grew up a biracial nerd, in the 90s, in small town North Carolina. This sounds like the perfect start of a Netflix show, but you don’t have to wait for the pilot to get this man’s perspective. Through storytelling, singing, and quick fire crowd interaction, Cordero offers his own comedic take on Pop culture, social commentary, observational humor, and tales from the every day struggle of a black nerd. He’s co-creator of the Negro Jump Podcast, preformed for Harlem Comedy Fest, Chicago Nerd Fest, and comedy clubs across the US.

Jordan Centry – Jordan Centry has always had a love for comedy. From growing up in Stoneville, NC, to obtaining a master’s degree from UNC, Jordan has a knack for approaching everyday observations and experiences with intelligence, silliness, and a touch of southern that audiences find hilarious and charming. Jordan first began standup in Winston-Salem, NC, before becoming a fan favorite in Charlotte, performing in shows and festivals across the southeast. Jordan has opened for comedians such as George Willborn, Clint Coley, and Samuel J. Comroe.

Matt White went from distracting his classmates to engaging audiences nationally. Winner of “NC Funniest” 2020, “Carolina’s Funniest Comic” 2013, and “Port City’s Top Comic” 2012 are just a few achievements Matt has earned so far.  

Matt’s comedy journey began at ECU. Dreams of becoming a comedic actor led him to join an Improv Troupe. Later he founded a comedy organization, which branched off campus and became the hub of the local stand up comedy scene. Matt has performed in comedy festivals across the US. Red Clay Comedy Festival (Atlanta GA), LA Diversity In Comedy Festival (Los Angeles CA), Big Pine Comedy Festival (Flagstaff AZ) and many more.

2019 Matt was selected “Best Of Fest” at the Cleveland Comedy Festival. He is the one of the producers of the Oak City Comedy Festival (Raleigh NC). Matt has opened for Orny Adams, Tommy Davidson, Micheal Rapaport, Roy Wood Jr, Dusty Slay, Donnell Rawlings, Bobcat Goldthwait, and many many more.